Tag Archives: forgiveness

Christ’s Intercession; October 31, 2021


Hebrews 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. For Gentiles, and even for modern Jews who aren’t used to the sacrificial system, this discussion … Continue reading

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Repentance; August 25, 2021


Luke 5:31-32 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” This is a rightly well-known passage, but I think it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Peter; August 18, 2021


Mark 11:25 “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” The story as a whole is certainly famous, and we ran into the account … Continue reading

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Anger; August 1, 2021


Jonah 4:9 But God said to Jonah, “Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?” “I do,” he said. “I am angry enough to die.” Jonah is probably the most famous of the group called “the minor … Continue reading

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Full Commitment; June 24, 2021


Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. It’s interesting that the Japanese puts this verse in the present tense rather than in the past like the English, but both are conditional: … Continue reading

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Religion; June 23, 2021


Psalm 65:2-3 O you who hear prayer, to you all men will come.When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Man can, and does, postulate all sorts of characteristics for deity. Investigating different religions turns up all sorts … Continue reading

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Confession; June 17, 2021


Psalm 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”– and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Confession is an interesting thing. We … Continue reading

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Forgiveness; June 9, 2021


Job 42:10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before. We are often very slow to realize that blessing others results in our blessing. Here, … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility; May 9, 2021


2 Samuel 24:17 When David saw the angel who was striking down the people, he said to the Lord, “I am the one who has sinned and done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? Let your hand … Continue reading

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Consequences of Sin; May 8, 2021


2 Samuel 12:13-14 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have made the enemies of … Continue reading

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